Channell Shopping Center Partnership
Our goal for this project was to improve visibility and public image for a local community pharmacy. Through the use of dynamic building form we strived to achieve a strong presence for this small business. The form of the building not only reflects a fresh image in the community, it is also promotes expansion of the business by incorporating drive-thru windows for added customer convenience and accessibility. The high, Southern facing windows allow for an abundance of natural light to penetrate the interior without sacrificing valuable shelving space. The roof overhang, with angled brackets, provides solar protection while adding to the overall design aesthetic. A rectangular footprint was chosen to maximize economy and efficiency, however, complexity was added to the program through the manipulation of interior spaces as they are hidden and revealed. Visual elements such as an exposed truss frame and ductwork, stained concrete, corrugated metal, and pendant-mounted fixtures create a distinct departure from the typical “big-box” pharmacy. A diverse palette of materials including angled timber braces, painted cement board siding, anodized aluminum windows, and corrugated metal panels creates a dynamic composition of contrasting colors and textures. The sweeping profile of the curved gull-wing roof gives this small building its most distinctive feature, setting this local Pharmacy apart from it’s nearby competition.